Worthington Springs, Florida

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Population in 2013: 387 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +100.5%
 
Males: 206  (53.4%)
Females: 181  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  31.1 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip code: 32697

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,013 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Worthington Springs:

$42,013
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,091 (it was $14,031 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,488 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Worthington Springs:

$75,488
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $96,897; Detached houses: $74,545; Mobile homes: $104,462

Median gross rent in 2012: $636.

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  • White alone - 153 (84.5%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (7.2%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (4.4%)
  • Black alone - 7 (3.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Worthington Springs: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (36.4%), English (28.2%), German (11.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), United States (2.2%), Polish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 84 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,076 people per square mile   (low).

Worthington Springs, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Worthington Springs:

  • High school or higher: 69.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Worthington Springs town:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 30.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 24.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $443 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $367 (2.0%)

Worthington Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (19.3 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (52.9 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (777.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: La Crosse, FL (2.5 miles) , Brooker, FL (2.5 miles ), Lake Butler, FL (2.8 miles ), Alachua, FL (3.3 miles ), High Springs, FL (3.6 miles ), Raiford, FL (3.8 miles) , Fort White, FL (4.2 miles ), Hampton, FL (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 29.93 N, Longitude: 82.42 W

Worthington Springs household income distribution Worthington Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+8.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (42%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (15%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)

Average climate in Worthington Springs, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Worthington Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Worthington Springs town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1978, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Worthington Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 361.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 272.4 miles away from Worthington Springs center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 245.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 225.5 miles away from Worthington Springs center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Worthington Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Worthington Springs:

  • LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL HAND SURGERY CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LAKE BUTLER, FL)
  • MEDERI CARETENDERS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; GAINESVILLE, FL)

located in Worthington Springs:

Amtrak station near Worthington Springs:

  • 19 miles: WALDO (U.S. 301 & STATE RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Worthington Springs:

  • Santa Fe College (about 18 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,819)
  • Florida Gateway College (about 19 miles; Lake City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,179)
  • University of Florida (about 21 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Saint Johns River State College (about 49 miles; Palatka, FL; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 54 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)
  • College of Central Florida (about 56 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 57 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 5,736)

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Notable locations in Worthington Springs: Timber Village Mobile Home Park (A), Union County EMS/Fire Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Worthington Springs include: Sardis Baptist Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Worthington Springs: Chastain-Seay Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.8. This is about average.

City:

64.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.04. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.04
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.5%
(27.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  80.6%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Worthington Springs compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Worthington Springs travel time to work - commute Worthington Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Worthington Springs town (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.93%
Here: 30.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents63.2%9.0%7.2%5.0%15.6%
Congregations33.3%5.6%5.6%5.6%50.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Union County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Union County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

4.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

34.5%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$4,500
Totals for Government 0$0 1$4,500

8.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Florida average:

7.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bradford County, FL  1.91% ($30,171 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  1.33% ($29,184)
from Columbia County, FL  0.84% ($29,032)


10.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.28%
Florida average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Alachua County, FL  1.93% ($25,458 average AGI)
to Bradford County, FL  1.42% ($28,038)
to Columbia County, FL  1.02% ($25,605)

Strongest AM radio stations in Worthington Springs:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRUF (850 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WTMN (1430 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLUS (980 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAJD (1390 AM; 5 kW; GAINESVILLE, FL)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBWL (600 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Worthington Springs:

  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUFT-FM (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WYGC (104.9 FM; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXY (99.5 FM; LA CROSSE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRUF-FM (103.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WNDT (92.5 FM; ALACHUA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING CORPORATION, L.L.)
  • WHHZ (100.5 FM; NEWBERRY, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJLF (91.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WEAG-FM (106.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: DICKERSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNFB (94.3 FM; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: NEWMAN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WYKS (105.3 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQLC (102.1 FM; WATERTOWN, FL; Owner: LOUIS D. BOLTON, II)
  • WKTK (98.5 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEJZ (96.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WTLG (88.3 FM; STARKE, FL; Owner: STARKE CHRISTIAN-EDUC. RADIO & T.V.)
  • W204BL (88.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WXJZ (100.9 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WUCR-LP (107.9 FM; LAKE BUTLER, FL; Owner: SYNEWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Worthington Springs:

  • WUFT (Channel 5; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUF-LP (Channel 10; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WGFL (Channel 53; HIGH SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCJB-TV (Channel 20; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: DIVERSIFIED BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJWB (Channel 17; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXG-CA (Channel 31; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W23AQ (Channel 23; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOGX (Channel 51; OCALA, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYPN-CA (Channel 45; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BUDD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W39BZ (Channel 39; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: ERIC McBRIDE)
  • W66CQ (Channel 66; LAKE CITY, FL; Owner: MARTHA RAYBURN)
  • W69AY (Channel 69; ALACHUA, ETC., FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TV SYSTEM, INC.)

Worthington Springs fatal accident list:

Jan 24, 2009 08:05 PM, Sr-121, Cr-18, Lat: 29.94642, Lon: -82.42485, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 14, 2007 09:45 AM, Sr-121, W Cr-18, Lat: 29.94661, Lon: -82.42553, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 27, 2004 06:55 AM, Cr-18, Sr-121, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 21, 2001 02:40 PM, Sr-121, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 1993 12:20 AM, Sr121, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 27, 1993 02:35 PM, Sr121, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Auilda M Rodriguez, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7034334000, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Kyle B Entz, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 7034334000, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Kyle B Entz, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 8664006040, , 2001 EDMUND HALLEY DRIVE
  • Richard J Byrne, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 9196535710, Afry@towerco.Com, 5000 VALLEYSTONE DRIVE, SUITE 200
  • Edward G Roach, Sr121 & Lght Plnt Rod (Lat: 29.938194 Lon: -82.425556), Type: 77.4, Structure height: 12125 m, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/2 Mi S Jct Sr 18 N & Sr 121 (Lat: 29.938306 Lon: -82.424833), Call Sign: WCQ365
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz, 173.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/1997, Expiration Date: 02/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Clay Electric Coop Inc, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, Phone: (904) 473-4911

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N4TWX, Previous Call Sign: KC4GNQ, Licensee ID: L00609767
    Grant Date: 01/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/16/2023, Certifier: Terry A Parrish
    Registrant: Terry A Parrish, Box 48, Worthington Springs, FL 32697
  • Call Sign: WA4MUC, Licensee ID: L00934660
    Grant Date: 11/03/2004, Expiration Date: 01/25/2015
    Registrant: Jerry Thompson, Worthington Springs, FL 32697-0250

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